When she was 12, Zara Hartshorn of South Yorkshire, England, started feeling like a little girl trapped in an old woman's body. And for good reason.
Hartshorn, 16, suffers from a rare genetic disease called cutis laxa, which causes the fatty and connective tissues and bones under the skin to deteriorate.
As such, it can lead to the appearance of extreme premature aging.
The symptoms first appeared when she was a young child, and by the time she was 8, she was being bullied mercilessly at school for her appearance.